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Old 06-14-2010   #1
 
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Dry top - Kokatat or NRS

I am wondering if anyone has any experience with the Kokatat GMER or the NRS Mission dry suits. They are similar in price (Kokatat is slightly more expensive). Is the price hike worth having the gore-tex? Are there other reasons to get the Kokatat?

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Kokatat Gore-tex if you plan to wear it often. Either way I'd always recommend Kokatat over NRS for both quality and service.
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Also consider Stholquist. I'd put it at a midpoint between the Kokatat (high end) and NRS.
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Kokatat. Which is it, drytop or drysuit?
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I just picked up the Immersion Research Competition drytop. I really like it because it doesn't have a latex neck gasket.
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Kokatat Gore-tex hands down. If you want style and a bit higher price tag look at the new Sweet Gore-tex jacket as well. It's about 50-60 more.
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I agree with Morgan. Kokatat!!! all the way. Not even sure how this is a discussion!
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Also- The customer service with Kokatat is by far the best out there. It's worth the pretty penny IMO
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I've had two NRS tops... I vote kokotat.

The fabric on the NRS is good for about 2 seasons max (say 50-80 days approx?) and I know people with 6-7 year old Kokotats that are still happy with them.
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I had a Kokotat drysuit way back and got great service on that.
I didn't like the fit of the Tropos Helix but I'm sure the Gore-Tex tops are awesome.
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